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CBH represents on Grains Australia’s new Commodity Councils


CBH’s pivotal and unique role in the industry continues to be recognised with our colleagues recently appointed to Grains Australia’s new Commodity Councils.

Drew Robertson has been appointed Chair of Grains Australia’s Barley Council while Claire Shadbolt and Will Reid have been selected as representatives to Grains Australia’s inaugural Wheat Council, along with Julie Alvaro who was also recently appointed to CBH’s Grower Advisory Council.

“It’s an honour to have the opportunity to contribute to the future success of Australia's Barley industry," said Drew Robertson, CBH’s Manager Barley Trading.

Grains Australia’s Commodity Councils are being established to provide advice to the Grains Australia Board for individual grain commodities including wheat, barley, oats, oilseeds and pulses. 

CBH’s inclusion on these Councils reflects the depth of expertise and experience among our team.

"Being part of the Wheat Council is an exciting opportunity and I look forward to leaning on my CBH and industry experience to help deliver better outcomes for the Australian grains industry," explained Claire Shadbolt, CBH’s Lead – Quality Planning.

In May 2022, Barley Australia merged with Grains Australia and the Barley Council was created to bring together responsibility for all technical functions associated with barley varietal classification, trade and market access and information and education on behalf of the Australian barley industry.

The establishment of the Grains Australia Wheat Council marks the integration Wheat Quality Australia with Grains Australia. The Wheat Council is focused on Australia’s wheat classification system, trade and market access priorities and requirements for wheat market information and education.

Grains Australia was established in 2020 to bring together and strengthen the country’s expertise across the grain industry value chain. It is facilitated by a multi-year funding arrangement with the Grains Research and Development Corporation.


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